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About Time Out Penang

Time Out - International Icon: Local Focus.

Time Out is an international, multimedia publisher of cultural experiences that provides inspiration to city dwellers around the world. Currently operating regular magazines in more than 40 cities around the world and guidebooks in several more, the Time Out brand is instantly recognised and trusted by residents in all the world's top cities.

In the summer of 1968, with only a £70 present from his aunt, Tony Elliott (a classmate of Richard Branson) published the first issue of Time Out London. In his opening editor's letter, Tony wrote: 'We have tried to make our information as comprehensives as possible but at the same time we have been very selective, in so much as the places we list are the places we think are worth your attention'.

True to his word and that commitment to his readers to offer a ruthlessly independent mag, Tony remains at the helm of Time Out's global empire today, committed now as then. In 2008, Time Out turned 40 and its reach has never been greater.

One of the newest members of the Time Out global network, Time Out Penang is an independent magazine and website published by a small team of hard working, dedicated and passionate Malaysians and Penangites. Virtually every single word of every single article is researched, written and edited by local residents who know Penang from living there every day.

Thatís what makes Time Out Guides loved and trusted by millions around the world Ė the fact that itís like having a local in your pocket to guide you on your travels.

At Time Out Penang, we preview, investigate and celebrate everything that's hot and happening by tapping into Penang's vast social spectrum of food, arts, bars, theatre, dance, film, spas, sport, fashion, nightlife, and music. Think of the mag in your hands, the website at your fingertips and the app on your phone as indispensible proof that we live in a rich, racy, unique metropolis and that Penang is a great state which deserves a great magazine and Time Out is it.

Why does Time Out work so well in Penang? Because local Penangites are fun, interesting, diverse people with intelligent, sophisticated tastes, but who are patronised to by many other local media whose bland, PR, driven content fails to engage them. They deserve genuine, quality articles and to know the full extent of what's going on in the city they live and love. We strive to feature the good, the innovative and important and to go beyond the obvious to reveal the unusual, unexpected and undiscovered. Above all, our responsibility is to our readers.

With a year under our belt now and for the next 100 and beyond, Time Out Penang will strive to uphold Tony Elliott's pledge, inspiring the experiences that create the stories of a richer life

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Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd (580051-K)

Level 36 Menara AmBank
No 8 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6 03-2166 6650
Fax: +6 03-2166 6651